The new flood reform act: The Biggert-Waters Act is impacting over 50,000 residents in Pinellas County, more than any other county in Florida. These unreasonably high rates will have a crippling effect on the real estate market in Pinellas County and the over all economy in Florida. We are already seeing homes that are built "slab on grad" decrease in value significantly since Oct 1, 2013. These homes inevitably will be sold at land value because of the extremely high flood insurance rates that they will have or the future buyer of their home.
Congress must re-evaluate this burden it will be putting on our community immediately. It is extremely important that every Floridian Contact our representatives now. This must be address ASAP. Please write or call the following Tampa Bay congressional members and tell them to take action immediately.
Representative Gus Bilirakis(727) 232-2921
Representative Dennis Ross(863) 644-8215
Representative Kathy Castor(813) 871-2817
Senator Marco Rubio(813) 977-6450
Senator Bill Nelson(813) 225-7040
President , West Coast Insurance Group, Inc.